The use of Distributed Acoustic (DAS) for seismic and micro-seismic data acquisition is a rapidly developing arena. Ziebel’s20,000 foot long rod can act as 20,000 microphones spread along the wellbore to provide unrivaled imaging.
For Vertical Seismic Profiling (VSP) there is no requirement to spend significant time deploying a wireline geophone array in stations along the wellbore. One vibrator sweep can be captured along the entire wellbore instantly, allow the time for stacking significantly more sweeps.
For micro-seismic Z-system can be run into an offset well on the pad enabling acquisition only hundred’s of feet from the actual fracture initiation rather than thousands of feet for surface or vertical